Soft Italian Bread
  • 1 Tablespoon quick rise yeast
  • 1¼ cup warm water
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1½ Tablespooons sugar
  • ½ Tablespoon (not teaspoon) salt
  • 2½ Tablespoons oil
  1. Grease cookie sheet pan and set aside.
  2. Add ingredients to mixing bowl or bread machine in order above.
  3. Mix/knead dough using your favorite method (by hand, using a stand mixer with dough hook, or a bread machine). Knead dough for about 10 min. or until it feels smooth & elastic but still a little tacky. You may need to add a little extra flour or water to get the right consistency.
  4. Let rise 1 hour (be sure to cover loosely).
  5. Roll dough into a 9x12" rectangle on a floured surface. Roll it up like a jelly roll the long way. Place on greased cookie sheet with the seam facing down.
  6. Make 3 or 4 shallow slits with a knife across the top of the dough.
  7. Let rise 30 minutes.
  8. Preheat oven to 375 F. degrees.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown.